Scotland – The home of golf
With a legacy that spans six centuries, there is no finer place to play a round of golf than the country that gave the game to the world. You’ll be spoiled for choice on your golf break in Scotland with over 550 fantastic courses to play, including links courses, parkland courses, heathland courses and everything else in between. A golf trip to Scotland is also the perfect opportunity to see some of the world’s most prestigious tournaments being played out. Scotland regularly hosts The Open Championship and the Ricoh Women’s British Open, amongst many, many others.
The first record of golf in Scotland dates from the 15th century (back then it was known as ‘gowf’). In 1764 the Links at St Andrews (now known as the Old Course) was reduced from 22 holes to 18, creating the standard course format we still use today, and in 1860 the first Open Championship was held at Prestwick – an illustrious history indeed! Find out more about the history of golf at the British Golf Museum in St Andrews.
Scotland combines ancient monuments, famous battlefields and traditions with a celebration of legendary myths, folklore and unearthed gems. On land, in the water and in the air, you’ll find that there are countless ways to experience Scotland’s magnificent landscapes. Be it a leisurely round of golf on a championship course, a pleasant stroll through a National Park, a paddle along the shoreline of a Hebridean island, or visiting your favourite distillery, the activities on offer will allow you to experience the very best of our great outdoors. So, what are you waiting for?!